## Large Magellanic Cloud

Hodge 301 is a star cluster in the Tarantula Nebula, visible from Earth's Southern Hemisphere. The cluster and nebula lie about 168,000 light years away, in one of our Milky Way Galaxy's orbiting satellite galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hodge 301"

The Large Magellanic Cloud (also known as the LMC) is a dwarf galaxy that orbits our own galaxy, the Milky Way. It is at a distance of about fifty kilo parsecs (≈160,000 light years). It has about 1/20 the diameter of our galaxy and 1/10 the number of stars (i.e. about $10^\left\{10\right\}$ stars). While somewhat irregular in morphology, it does have some traces of a spiral structure. The NASA Extragalactic Database lists the Hubble sequence type as Irr/SB(s)m. ...more on Wikipedia about "Large Magellanic Cloud"

most studied example of these mergers, is the Magellanic Stream. ...more on Wikipedia about "Magellanic Stream"

S Doradus is the brightest star in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. It is one of the intrinsically brightest stars known (measured by absolute magnitude), but so far away that it is invisible to the naked eye. ...more on Wikipedia about "S Doradus"

SN 1987A was a supernova in the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby dwarf galaxy. It occurred approximately 50 kiloparsecs from Earth, the closest supernova since SN 1604, which occurred in the Milky Way itself. The light from the supernova reached Earth on February 23, 1987. As the first supernova discovered in 1987, it was labeled "1987A". Its brightness peaked in May with a apparent magnitude of about 3 and slowly declined in the following months. It was modern astronomers' first opportunity to see a supernova up close. ...more on Wikipedia about "SN 1987A"

The Tarantula Nebula (also known as 30 Doradus, or NGC 2070) is an H II region in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It was originally thought to be a star, but in 1751 Abbe Lacaille recognized its nebular nature. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tarantula Nebula"

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